Member countries vote to restrict participation of Russia and Belarus in operational activities of the ITF
ITF member countries have adopted a package of measures that restrict the participation of Russia and Belarus in the ITF in response to the invasion of Ukraine.
The operational measures were voted at an extraordinary session of the ITF Transport Management Board on 4 May 2022. They are in effect immediately and until further notice.
The measures specifically restrict the participation of Russia and Belarus in ITF research and the organisation’s Annual Summit. Among the measures are:
The Russian Federation and Belarus will not be included in ITF research projects and the Bureau of the Transport Research Committee that oversees them.
ITF work will not include analysis or research on the Russian Federation or Belarus.
Data, policy analysis and reports on the Russian Federation or Belarus will not be included in communications by the ITF.
The ITF Secretariat is requested to refuse voluntary contributions from the Russian Federation or Belarus.
The events of the ITF’s Annual Summit -- with the exception of the statutory Council of Ministers of Transport (closed session) -- will not include participation of the Russian Federation or Belarus. This includes Summit events organised by stakeholders.
Note: This text has been amended to clarify the scope of measures with regard to the Council of Ministers of Transport.